08/31/15’s Buys and Sells Alert at 08:15PST

This is like TWO of my normal positions because it is a $90 stock. For my portfolio size that’s too much. I’d need a base of about $200,000 for it to make sense. Wish that splits would come back into vogue. Expensive stocks don’t matter for the big guy, but the little guy has trouble trying to keep diversified.

TtP-S As of: 08/31/15 08:11 TtP-S Alert Display Format 2 Version 2.1
Moderator Message (if any): Today’s Buys & Sells. Pete A SPY DIA
Previous Close 199.28 166.33
Current Price 197.45 164.72
Day Low 197.01 164.32
% Chg from Prev Close -1.14% -1.21%
Buy Day!
(Based on low of the day)
Today’s Buys/Sells
Ticker Buy Price Buy Date Profit Target Sell Price Sell Date Profit Percent Annualized RoI % Current Position
UTX 90.00 2015-08-31 92.03 – – – – – – – – Bought

This is really a CSP on UTX at the 90 strike.

08/27/15’s Buys and Sells Alert at 21:53PST

TtP-S As of: 08/27/15 21:53 TtP-S Alert Display Format 2 Version 2.1
Moderator Message (if any): Today’s Buys & Sells. Pete A SPY DIA
Previous Close 194.46 162.66
Current Price 199.27 166.45
Day Low 195.21 163.04
% Chg from Prev Close 0.39% 0.23%
NOT a Buy Day
(Based on low of the day)
Today’s Buys/Sells
Ticker Buy Price Buy Date Profit Target Sell Price Sell Date Profit Percent Annualized RoI % Current Position
AEP 55.00 2015-05-26 55.96 55.00 2015-08-27 -0.03% 11.62% Sold

08/25/15’s Buys and Sells Alert at 15:27PST

Another one of those days. Was able to buy back BBY CSP and sell the COP as the market crashed. Also closed out most CC’s in the last couple of days locking in the cash flow from them. See list for the last fkhr trading days below. Not wonderful, but better than I thought it would be with this crash—just $375 positive cash flow. Not so pretty on the M2M “value” side of things, but the cash flow continues….

TtP-S As of: 08/25/15 15:22 TtP-S Alert Display Format 2 Version 2.1
Moderator Message (if any): Today’s Buys & Sells. Pete A SPY DIA
Previous Close 189.55 158.38
Current Price 187.27 156.49
Day Low 186.92 156.29
% Chg from Prev Close -1.39% -1.32%
Buy Day!
(Based on low of the day)
Today’s Buys/Sells
Ticker Buy Price Buy Date Profit Target Sell Price Sell Date Profit Percent Annualized RoI % Current Position
COP 40.00 2015-08-25 41.10 – – – – – – – – Bought
BBY 32.00 2015-07-27 32.64 32.00 2015-08-25 -0.06% 42.20% Sold

08/20/15’s Buys and Sells Alert at 12:10PST

Down we go!

TtP-S As of: 08/20/15 12:07 TtP-S Alert Display Format 2 Version 2.1
Moderator Message (if any): Today’s Buys & Sells. Pete A SPY DIA
Previous Close 208.32 173.74
Current Price 205.70 171.60
Day Low 204.97 170.97
% Chg from Prev Close -1.61% -1.59%
Buy Day!
(Based on low of the day)
Today’s Buys/Sells
Ticker Buy Price Buy Date Profit Target Sell Price Sell Date Profit Percent Annualized RoI % Current Position
MRK 56.00 2015-08-20 57.12 – – – – – – – – Bought

08/19/15’s Buys and Sells Alert at 09:12PST

Sold the Sep 18, 34 for $1.08. If it expires, it will produce more than the PT. Or I could be assigned. Or I could buy it back before expiration…

Also bought back three CC’s for a nickel or less. At least that eases the pain of falling share prices of held stocks.

See transactions at end of this message.

TtP-S As of: 08/19/15 09:12 TtP-S Alert Display Format 2 Version 2.1
Moderator Message (if any): Today’s Buys & Sells. Pete A SPY DIA
Previous Close 209.98 175.33
Current Price 207.55 173.25
Day Low 207.36 173.12
% Chg from Prev Close -1.25% -1.26%
Buy Day!
(Based on low of the day)
Today’s Buys/Sells
Ticker Strike Price Buy Date Profit Target Sell Price Sell Date Profit Percent Annualized RoI % Current Position
GPS 34.00 2015-08-19 34.77 – – – – – – – – Sold CSP

08/17/15’s Buys and Sells Alert at 10:44PST

Sold a CSP on HAL for $1.40 and time within the TtP-S 100 day goal. Good premiums because the business case for oil businesses is weak.

But I’m not overloaded in that sector (too much). The 1.40 beats the PT of 122.87. Of course who knows if I’ll be forced to bu the stock at 39 to my detriment. But I DO know I’ll keep the 122.87, and at worst hold a depreciated stock that requires CC selling.

TtP-S As of: 08/17/15 10:40 TtP-S Alert Display Format 2 Version 2.1
Moderator Message (if any): Today’s Buys & Sells. Pete A SPY DIA
Previous Close 209.42 174.90
Current Price 209.24 174.82
Day Low 208.16 173.62
% Chg from Prev Close -0.60% -0.73%
Buy Day!
(Based on low of the day)
Today’s Buys/Sells
Ticker Buy Price Buy Date Profit Target Sell Price Sell Date Profit Percent Annualized RoI % Current Position
HAL 39.00 2015-08-17 40.37 – – – – – – – – Bought

Case for this trade:

08/12/15’s Buys and Sells Alert at 09:04PST

I’m pretty close to fully invested, but hard to resist these big down days. I know, I know, China and all. But either you believe in the market + quality or you don’t. IF CC’s weren’t working reasonably well (so I can earn on the underwater (M2M) holdings, there would be some worry…

Good luck to you all, and I’d appreciate knowing a bit about what you’re doing in these trying times (they are ALL trying in one way or another)

See below for GPS particulars.

TtP-S As of: 08/12/15 09:01 TtP-S Alert Display Format 2 Version 2.1
Moderator Message (if any): Today’s Buys & Sells. Pete A SPY DIA
Previous Close 208.67 174.11
Current Price 206.09 171.90
Day Low 205.36 171.40
% Chg from Prev Close -1.59% -1.56%
Buy Day!
(Based on low of the day)

Here’s the order for GPS:

And here’s the justification (to myself from my journal)

Try to buy GPS

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